Budget 2023: RM73mil allocated to combat online scams

KUALA LUMPUR: CyberSecurity Malaysia has been allocated RM73mil to improve monitoring, detection and forensic capabilities to combat cybercrime, the Finance Minister announced.

In tabling Budget 2023 in the Dewan Rakyat on Friday (Oct 7), Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz said the agency will also be responsible for setting up an online platform to help the public report online scams.

As part of the drive to combat cybercrime and scams, a National Scam Response Centre will also be set up involving the police, Bank Negara Malaysia, the National Anti-Financial Crime Centre and financial institutions.

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